On September 26, 2010, the UCLA Liver Transplant team performed their 5,000th liver transplantation. This is the most recent achievement of a 26-year journey that has given new life to literally thousands of patients. The first liver transplant at UCLA was performed on February 1st, 1984.
As of Sept 24, 2010 there were 16,001 candidates waiting for livers in the entire nation. 586 were listed at UCLA. Consider donation today donatelifecalifornia.org